Trump, by contrast, declared that he was feeling quite well in his first rally since recovering from COVID-19.
“I went through it. Now they say I’m immune. I feel so powerful,” he boasted.
“I’ll walk into the audience. I’ll walk in there. I’ll kiss everyone in that audience,” the President joked. “I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women. Everybody. I’ll just give you a big fat kiss.”
He even delivered a viral moment, breaking out the dance moves for his supporters.
Trump literally shook his booty at the media tonight after they said he couldn’t last a full rally pic.twitter.com/e5PrQyqgVP
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 13, 2020
Trump Dances to YMCA
In videos that were shared widely following his campaign speech, the President can be seen dancing to the popular hit song, YMCA.
The Daily Mirror reported that the seemingly spontaneous move meant that “the 74-year-old was keen to show his supporters he was back to full health.”
— Ryann McEnany (@RyannMcEnany) October 13, 2020
But Trump has been spotted dancing to the song numerous times during campaign stops long before his bout with coronavirus.
Daily Motion posted this video of President Trump as he dances to YMCA at an event in Ohio on September 21st.
Not everyone was pleased with the dancing.
Will Black, an author, tweeted his anger:
“210,000 of YOUR citizens – under YOUR watch – are DEAD and there are millions bereaved,” he wrote. “You want to be reelected and so need to show compassion, care, empathy and professionalism.”
Sleepy Joe Biden had a particularly bad day today. He couldn’t remember the name of Mitt Romney, said again he was running for the U.S. Senate, and forgot what State he was in. If I did any of this, it would be disqualifying. With him, he’s just Sleepy Joe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2020
Media Questioned Whether He Could Make It Through Rally Speech
President Trump’s viral dance moment comes hours after the New York Times questioned whether or not he was well enough to even make it through a campaign speech.
“Supporters and critics of the president were likely to focus as much on how the president looked and sounded at the rally as on anything he said,” they wrote.
“The question of whether he will remain healthy enough to make it through a full Trumpian performance — usually about 90 minutes — without flagging is one that will likely hover over him until the election on Nov. 3.”
— Brian Clowdus (@BrianClowdus) October 13, 2020
As of Tuesday morning, the Times had updated their article, adding this sentence to the same paragraph.
“On Monday night, he appeared virtually back to himself despite a scratchy-sounding voice, clocking in at 65 minutes,” they reported.
On the right, after he’s given a powerful speech and danced it up on stage, the Times updated their report saying he “appeared virtually back to himself.”
Womp womp. pic.twitter.com/SdnK2rLtWq
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) October 13, 2020
Perhaps they were hoping he’d show up looking frail and bewildered. It appears to have been more wishful thinking than anything else.
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